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Driving DevOps with Value Stream Management

By : Cecil 'Gary' Rupp
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Driving DevOps with Value Stream Management

By: Cecil 'Gary' Rupp

Overview of this book

Value Stream Management (VSM) opens the door to maximizing your DevOps pipeline investments by improving flows and eliminating waste. VSM and DevOps together deliver value stream improvements across enterprises for a competitive advantage in the digital world. Driving DevOps with Value Stream Management provides a comprehensive review and analysis of industry-proven VSM methods and tools to integrate, streamline, and orchestrate activities within a DevOps-oriented value stream. You'll start with an introduction to the concepts of delivering value and understand how VSM methods and tools support improved value delivery from a Lean production perspective. The book covers the complexities of implementing modern CI/CD and DevOps pipelines and then guides you through an eight-step VSM methodology with the help of a use case showing an Agile team's efforts to install a CI/CD pipeline. Free from marketing hype or vendor bias, this book presents the current VSM tool vendors and customer use cases that showcase their products' strengths. As you advance through the book, you'll learn four approaches to implementing a DevOps pipeline and get guidance on choosing the best fit. By the end of this VSM book, you'll be ready to develop and execute a plan to streamline your software delivery pipelines and improve your organization's value stream delivery.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Section 1:Value Delivery
Section 2:VSM Methodology
Section 3:VSM Tool Vendors and Frameworks
Section 4:Applying VSM with DevOps

Chapter 9: Mapping the Future State (VSM Step 6)

In the previous chapter, you learned how to map the current state, perform a Lean office assessment, and observe and record critical Lean metrics for the value stream. You also learned how to document important information relevant to the flow of work and information across the value stream. Most importantly, you learned how to visualize work and information flows from the perspective of Lean.

The work that's been performed in the current VS mapping exercise is documentary in nature. It does not involve much imagination – just accuracy in discovery (through Gemba walks), recording, and mapping. Now, we will enter the creative phase of Lean value stream mapping and design an improved future state. Future state mapping occurs in three sequential phases to help evaluate methods and improve the value stream's ability to meet customer demands, establish and maintain continuous flows, and level the distribution of customer...